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Case Studies in the Ethics of 3D Site Capture

Thursday, 14 August
3:45 - 5:30 pm
Room 505

Theme: Global Responsibility

Spatial capture remains an active topic in the SIGGRAPH literature, and many capture techniques have been applied in the field of cultural heritage in recent years. In many cases, the data produced at cultural heritage sites by computer graphics researchers represent a high-quality facsimile of the heritage objects under study. This fact has prompted copyright discussions among graphics researchers, archaeologists, and governments. Governments have enacted laws to protect their cultural heritage from computer graphics "theft" and duplication. In extreme cases, researchers have even been barred from entering countries with their capture equipment. This session surveys notable case studies of graphics for cultural heritage and summarizes the issues at stake for computer graphics researchers who want to work in this field

Kevin Cain